The Spirit of West Virginia leads a fast Q617 over HWY 29 as it heads towards Hogansville.
South bound CSX train Q617 rumbles past the south end of Fairburn at 14:10 bound for Montgomery and mobile Al.
Q617 rumbles past the Vulcan Materials Rock Query as photographer Frank Orona finishes taking an extreme shot.
Q617 with 9500' of train passes through the town of Notasulga with construction of new bridge in process and a curious onlooker to the right watching the progress.
Q617 splits the Seaboard style signals on its way off the A&WP line and onto the M&M Subdivision.
Q617 streaks down the hill into the plains near Montgomery, while kicking up dust from some freshly dumped ballast.
Q617 sweeps around the large curve in downtown Loachapoka; notice the distinctive West Point Route diamond-shaped concrete whistle post inside the curve.
Q617 passes the new Florida Rock Spur at the XXB 126.3 with 6 csx engines. 2 Dash8's, SD70ACe, SD70MAC, 2 Dash8's. This is what I like to call an EMD sandwich with extra dash8 mayonnaise.
With "maintenance in the way," as the dispatcher put it, out of the way, Q617 proceeds south from Opelika into the Opelika, Notasulga, and Chehaw blocks south.
Q617 passes the harvested cotton field at Chadwick Lane as it heads south on the West Point Route.
Q617 heads south past a recently picked cotton field just outside of auburn. It has the same three enignes that i shot on yestardays Q612 at montgomery.
Q617 rolls through downtown Opelika with a clear signal at the Norfolk Southern interlock.
a sharp-looking, recently repainted UP motor and a CSX high rail truck congregate at the interlocker
Q617 passes Collins Farm in the countryside north of Opelika